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The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Daniel M.G. Raff and Philip Scranton


This book is a collection of essays about the emergence of routines and, more generally, about getting things organized in firms and in industries in early stages and in transition. These are subjects of the greatest interest to students of entrepreneurship and organizations, as well as to business historians, but the academic literature is in fact thin. The chronological settings of the book’s eleven substantive chapters are historical (unlike the breaking-news style of Harvard Business School case studies), reaching as far back as the late 1800s and as far forward as the 1990s, but the issue ... More

Keywords: business history, business case studies, business development, entrepreneurship, evolutionary economics, new venture, organization, routine, scalability, start-up

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel M.G. Raff, editor
Associate Professor of Management, Management Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Philip Scranton, editor
Emeritus Board of Governors Professor, Rutgers University

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Introduction: Silences, and Beginning to Fill Them

Daniel M.G. Raff and Philip Scranton

Part I Initiatives

Part II Operations

Part III Transitions

Conclusion: Learning from History

Daniel M.G. Raff and Philip Scranton

End Matter